Table 3: Brief history of SA therapy for acute intracerebral hemorrhage.

Year Author and/or workContribution

1980’sSome study groupsBegan to explore SA therapy for acute ICH.
1992Dong et al. 1992 [25]First clinical trial of the SA therapy for acute ICH.
1999Li et al. 1999 [26]A well-designed clinical trial to study the therapeutic effect of SA in treating acute ICH and its mechanisms.
2006Zheng et al. 2006 [27]A first review of this field entitled “Literature foundation of scalp-acupuncture treatment of ICH and its recent progress in clinical research”.
2009Zheng 2009 [12]To provide methodological reference for future mechanism study on stroke study using SA.
2010Zheng et al. 2010 [13]A first Meta-analysis of SA therapy for acute hypertensive ICH.

SA, Scalp Acupuncture. ICH, intracerebral hemorrhage.